Musings —06.07.2010 06:44 AM—
- Are gadgets rewiring our brains? This fascinating news features from the NYT says maybe so. Personally, I know that my abundance of gadgets – iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, mini Sony Vaio laptop and loads of other stuff – have simultaneously made my life more complicated, and less so. My staff, meanwhile, consider it a rich source of satire. What’s your view?
- Don’t get Obama mad, get him mad, please. Stateside, the punditocracy have been chattering about whether The Best President Since Clinton™is capable of passion – and, if not, why not. Personally, I winced when I heard his people trying to explain his emotional state to the media. Yikes. Politics is like joke-telling (in more ways than one): when you have to start explaining what you meant, you’re toast. Am I wrong?
- Israel destabilizing U.S. interests? Fascinating article about how the Israeli government – particularly the one led by Bibi, whom I have always considered to be the least-able Israeli PM – may be making life more complicated for the United States. When pieces like this start to appear in the only paper that matters, Israel-lovers (like me) need to worry, no?
- That was then, this is now. Who wrote this? “First things first: take him out. After all, Stephen Harper is the most dangerous animal lurking in the jungles of Parliament. He is a threat to the future viability of the Liberals. A blood simple opponent of the NDP …Without him, his party is an unlikely combination of Reform Party leftovers, Harris refugees and Red Tory desperates. They don’t matter or even exist without Mr. Harper. So before you think a moment longer, opposition leaders, think on that…Do not, whatever you do, provide him with an opportunity to extend his hold on power. Because you can be damn certain he will never again be so reckless as to give you a chance to finish him off.” Oh, how richly rich in irony that is! The designated spokesperson of The Powers That Be!™I love it!